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Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama.   By: (1839-1911)

Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston

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RED EAGLE AND THE WARS WITH THE CREEK INDIANS OF ALABAMA.

FAMOUS AMERICAN INDIANS.

BY GEORGE CARY EGGLESTON.

NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD & COMPANY, 751 Broadway.

COPYRIGHT BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY. 1878.

[Illustration: RED EAGLE'S LEAP.]

PREFACE.

A work of this kind necessarily makes no pretension to originality in its materials; but while all that is here related is to be found in books, there is no one book devoted exclusively to the history of the Creek war or to the life of William Weatherford, the Red Eagle. The materials here used have been gathered from many sources some of them from books which only incidentally mention the matters here treated, touching them as a part of larger subjects, and many of them from books which have been long out of print, and are therefore inaccessible to readers generally.

The author has made frequent acknowledgments, in his text, of his obligations to the writers from whose works he has drawn information upon various subjects. By way of further acknowledgment, and for the information of readers who may be tempted to enlarge their reading in the interesting history of the South west, he appends the following list of the principal books that have been consulted in the preparation of this volume:

Parton's "Life of Andrew Jackson."

Eaton's "Life of Andrew Jackson."

Pickett's "History of Alabama."

Drake's "Book of the Indians."

McAfee's "History of the Late War in the Western Country."

Claiborne's "Notes on the War in the South."

Meek's "Romantic Passages in South western History."

"Indian Affairs, American State Papers."

Kendall's "Life of Jackson."

Waldo's "Life of Jackson."

Russell's "History of the Late War."

Brackenridge's "History of the Late War."

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. Showing, by way of Introduction, how Red Eagle happened to be a Man of Consequence in History

CHAPTER II. Red Eagle's People

CHAPTER III. Red Eagle's Birth and Boyhood

CHAPTER IV. The Beginning of Trouble

CHAPTER V. Red Eagle as an Advocate of War The Civil War in the Creek Nation

CHAPTER VI. The Battle of Burnt Corn

CHAPTER VII. Red Eagle's Attempt to abandon his Party

CHAPTER VIII. Claiborne and Red Eagle

CHAPTER IX. Red Eagle before Fort Mims

CHAPTER X. The Massacre at Fort Mims

CHAPTER XI. Romantic Incidents of the Fort Mims Affair

CHAPTER XII. The Dog Charge at Fort Sinquefield and Affairs on the Peninsula

CHAPTER XIII. Pushmatahaw and his Warriors

CHAPTER XIV. Jackson is helped into his Saddle

CHAPTER XV. The March into the Enemy's Country

CHAPTER XVI. The Battle of Tallushatchee

CHAPTER XVII. The Battle of Talladega

CHAPTER XVIII. General Cocke's Conduct and its Consequences

CHAPTER XIX. The Canoe Fight

CHAPTER XX. The Advance of the Georgians The Battle of Autosse

CHAPTER XXI. How Claiborne executed his Orders The Battle of the Holy Ground Red Eagle's Famous Leap

CHAPTER XXII. How Jackson lost his Army

CHAPTER XXIII. A New Plan of the Mutineers

CHAPTER XXIV. Jackson's Second Battle with his own Men

CHAPTER XXV. Jackson dismisses his Volunteers without a Benediction

CHAPTER XXVI. How Jackson lost the rest of his Army

CHAPTER XXVII. Battles of Emuckfau and Enotachopco How the Creeks "whipped Captain Jackson"

CHAPTER XXVIII. How Red Eagle "whipped Captain Floyd" The Battle of Calebee Creek

CHAPTER XXIX. Red Eagle's Strategy

CHAPTER XXX. Jackson with an Army at last

CHAPTER XXXI. The Great Battle of the War

CHAPTER XXXII. Red Eagle's Surrender

CHAPTER XXXIII. Red Eagle after the War

List Of Illustrations

RED EAGLE'S LEAP.

TECUMSEH ENTERING THE COUNCIL.

FORT MIMS.

FORT MIMS (INTERIOR.)

THE DOG CHARGE AT FORT SINQUIFIELD.

COL CALLER'S ROUTE TO BURNT CORN CREEK.

JACKSON CONFRONTING THE MUTINEERS.

MAP OF BATTLE SITE.

RED EAGLE AND THE WARS WITH THE CREEK INDIANS.

CHAPTER I.

SHOWING, BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION, HOW RED EAGLE HAPPENED TO BE A MAN OF CONSEQUENCE IN HISTORY... Continue reading book >>




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